Santa’s extra helpers
A team from CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS was among volunteers who delivered hundreds of packages of donated food, children’s clothes and toys to families in Kirkcaldy, Fife before Christmas.
The delivery day was part of the 2019 Christmas Appeal by the Cottage Family Centre, a charity which provides a range of support to families and individuals within family units who are vulnerable to social exclusion. Now in its ninth year, the appeal delivers much-needed donations direct to families living in one of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities so they can have an enjoyable Christmas.
A fleet of 40 vehicles including CMS vans mobilised to deliver £32,000 worth of fresh food, plus sacks of brand new children’s toys and clothes which ensured scores of youngsters had something to open on Christmas morning. A total of 1,271 people received the support, an increase of 20% from 2018. In addition to the vans and hands-on support on the delivery day, CMS also provided warehousing for the donations in the run-up to the day itself, at its Hayfield site in Kirkcaldy.
CMS has been a long term supporter of the Cottage Family Centre, driven by the commitment of its Contract Manager John Deacon, who was honoured at the recent G19 Awards for his extensive charity support by being presented with the Unsung Hero award.
The Cottage Family Centre is one of a number of community-based good causes that CMS Window Systems supports as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility. In 2019, it helped causes ranging from The Halliday Foundation, a charity that supports homeless people living on the streets of Glasgow, to South Ayrshire Council’s annual community fun day and the Beatson Cancer Charity.